Newsletter July 2020

NEW - Paddle Board Hire at BLYM

BLYM has arranged with one of our affiliated groups to offer Stand Up Paddle Board Hire at BLYM.  This popular and fast-growing activity is ideal at a time when social distancing is required as it can be enjoyed by all without infringing government restrictions.  Anyone can book, with the minimum age being 9.
 
For those who are already competent there will be two recreational sessions each week, Saturday morning 10.00-12.00 and Saturday afternoon 14.00-16.00.  The charge will be £10.00 per head plus an additional £1 day membership fee if you wish to bring a non-member guest.  There will be five places available each session.  Sessions should be booked in advance on the BLYM website Strand Up Paddle Board Hire to guarantee space availability.  Equipment will be rotated and quarantined between sessions.  Our changing rooms are still closed, so until the government allows us to reopen them you will need to travel in your on-the-water clothes or bring a robe or large towel for changing.  Other arrangements are the same as for sailing activities as shown on our website.  Sessions commence on Saturday 4th July and will run throughout the summer.
 
If you haven't tried paddle boarding before or would like a bit of supervision we will also be running some introductory fun sessions with games and informal instruction.  These will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7.00-8.00pm (7th July - 11th August) and on Sundays 10.00-11.00 am (5th July - 9th August).  These sessions should also be booked on the BLYM website Stand Up Paddle Board Introduction and the charge will be £18.00 per head including all equipment required.  The charge includes day membership of BLYM if required.  As you may end up wet, please wear suitable clothes on the water.  Other arrangements as for recreational sessions.  We hope for a minimum of three people each session.  If numbers are below this we may call you and ask you to transfer to a different date.
 
Come and have some fun now we can all get back out on the water!

Booking a boat - an update on the numbers

There will now be 10 places available for sailing mornings (9:30 - 12:30) and in the afternoons (13:00 - 16:00). Places can be pre-booked on line at the cost of £5 per person at BLYM Fleet General SailingBookings will open on Wednesdays for the following Saturday. Payments will be collected at the time of booking.

Members using their own boats can sail on Saturdays as is currently in place by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 24 hours before arrival.

COVID-19

Before booking a paddle board, a boat or members using their own boats you must read BLYM's COVID-19 information (the same information can be found on the website's menu). There is a video at the end of the document which provides an extremely useful guide on how things will work at BLYM. 

RYA Course Bookings Are Open

Through a very considered approach, given the current COVID-19 situation, we have put together a series of RYA courses that will now be able to run over the summer. News gets out very quickly and these are filling up very fast.

Ages 7 - 9 Messing About in Boats junior sailing days having fun out on the water.

Ages 9 - 16 RYA Start Sailing Stages 1 + 2 - the start of the RYA youth training course and a fantastic introduction to sailing.

Ages 9 - 16 RYA Start Sailing Stages 2 + 3 - the next progression in the youth scheme and helps to solidify and extend if you have already taken 1 + 2.

Adult RYA Level 1 just the basics but a great first introduction to sailing over a 2 day course.

Adult RYA Level 1 + 2 - a combined course from the start of the RYA adult training courses, once completed you will be equipped with the skills to hire one of our fleet of boats. Note all our training courses come with 3 months membership for free, so you can learn to sail ... and then go sailing.

Or try one of our advance courses RYA Start Racing then you can join us for any of our Sunday morning racing sessions once these are started up again.

Private Sailing Lessons

If you would prefer individual sailing teaching at times to suit you then a private lesson could be a great option. Sessions are three hours or six hours depending if you choose a day course or a half day course. We will tailor the session to your specific needs whatever the level. You will receive the undivided attention of a qualified instructor, enabling you to get the maximum benefit from the lesson. For more information please visit Private Lessons or email David Ritchie, Course Administrator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Galley is Open

At long last we are pleased to announce that the galley will reopen this Saturday, albeit slightly reduced. All hot drinks will be served in disposable cups and cake/sweet items are all in individual factory sealed packaging. Alas we are not able to serve the much beloved chocolate muffins!! Payments in excess of £1 can be made using a card machine

See you at BLYM soon! 


What's Happening?


  • Friday, 14th
    August
    09:30 - 15:30

    RYA Start Sailing Stages 1 + 2

    Courses & Events

  • Friday, 14th
    August
    09:30 - 15:30

    RYA Start Sailing Stages 2 + 3

    Courses & Events

  • Saturday, 15th
    August
    09:00 - 13:00

    General Sailing [AM] (Prebooking Required)

    General Sailing

  • Saturday, 15th
    August
    09:30 - 12:30

    Private Lesson - Mepham

    General Sailing

  • Saturday, 15th
    August
    09:30 - 16:30

    Private Lesson Wharrier

    General Sailing

  • Saturday, 15th
    August
    13:00 - 17:00

    General Sailing [PM] (Prebooking Required)

    General Sailing

  • Saturday, 15th
    August
    09:30 - 12:30

    Private Sailing Lesson (Half-Day)

    Courses & Events

  • Saturday, 15th
    August
    09:30 - 16:30

    Private Sailing Lesson (Full-Day)

    Courses & Events

  • Saturday, 15th
    August
    13:00 - 16:00

    General Sailing

    Courses & Events

  • Saturday, 15th
    August
    10:00 - 12:00

    Stand Up Paddleboard Hire

    Courses & Events

  • Monday, 17th
    August
    09:30 - 17:00

    Summer Week 4

    General Sailing

  • Tuesday, 18th
    August
    09:30 - 17:00

    Summer Week 4

    General Sailing


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